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Chapter 6
New and Emerging Agents in the Treatment of Metastatic Melanoma

Last Updated: March 13, 2012

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Chapter 6 – New and Emerging Agents in the Treatment of Metastatic Melanoma

Jeffrey S. Weber Jeffrey S. Weber, MD, PhD
Senior Member, Moffitt Cancer Center
Director, Comprehensive Melanoma Research Center
Professor, Department of Oncologic Sciences
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Tampa, Florida

Activity Goal
The goal of this CME/CE activity is to examine the role of the immune system in fighting cancer and potential strategies for re-educating the immune system to break tolerance of "self" antigens that mask tumors from cellular immunity.

Target Audience
This CME/CE activity is designed for medical oncologists, dermatologists, primary care providers (internists and family practice practitioners), nurses/nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and physician assistants who interact with and/or treat patients with melanoma or other solid tumors.

Learning Objective
Evaluate the potential for therapeutic benefits of emerging monoclonal antibodies, cytokines, and vaccines in patients with melanoma based on currently available preclinical and clinical data.


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Jeffrey S. Weber, MD, PhD, is a consultant for Bristol-Myers Squibb, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, and Pfizer, Inc.

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This independent CME/CE activity is supported by an educational grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Release Date: December 2, 2010.

Termination Date: December 2, 2011.

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CME: 1.00 hour
CNE: 1.17 hours

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